This kokeshi is spectacular! She is easily recognizable as the work by the famous Inosuke Kobayashi. His Kokeshi are often heavy and big round pieces like this one. This kokeshi is beautifully decorated with flowers and traditional Japanese geometric patterns.
Inosuke Kobayashi is a Prime Minister Award Winning Kokeshi Artisan and his kokeshi are collected all over the world. Kobayashi was born in 1931 and died early in life. His date of passing is unknown.
Height: 35 cm Diameter foot: 11,2 cm Weight: 3065 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku - Gumma Signed by the artisan: Yes
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